FIDIC Adjudicator Details

International Client Manager

Gary  Kitt

  Country of residence: England

  Citizenship: British


Countries with experience

Other countries with experience:

Global regions

  • East Europe
  • West Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central Asia
  • North Africa
  • Sub Sahara Africa
  • Caribbean

Languages spoken

  • English

Construction contract experience

  • Construction Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Red Book)
  • Construction Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Red Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Silver Book)
  • EPC/Turnkey Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Silver Book)
  • Plant & Design-Build Contract, 1st Ed (1999 Yellow Book)
  • Plant and Design-Build Contract 2nd Ed (2017 Yellow Book)

Consultancy contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

Specialist contract experience

  • Not applicable - none of the above

CV - Services offered

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Contract Expert/specialist
  • Independent expert
  • Expert witness

Technical expertise

  • Airports - other
  • Building - domestic
  • Building - commercial
  • Building - industrial
  • Building services - Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
  • Building services - lighting/electrical
  • Building services - water
  • Building services - Communications
  • Building services - Security & Alarm Systems
  • Civil Engineering - Land Drainage & Dewatering
  • Civil Engineering - Retaining Walls
  • Civil Engineering - other
  • Construction law
  • Cost engineering (QS)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Infrastructure, Railways, Bridges
  • Road and highways - bridges and car parks
  • Road and highways - other
  • Claims and variations

  • Extension of time
  • Project scheduling
  • Defects
  • Failure investigations
  • Construction accidents
  • Technical issues

Short summary experiences

Gary is a highly experienced Adjudicator having acted as Adjudicator on over 200 matters in the past 20 years, Gary is also a highly accomplished Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Chartered Builder and Chartered Arbitrator with over 40 years’ experience in building and engineering projects worldwide. Over the last 25 years Gary has regularly been instructed as expert witness and/or claims manager on quantum issues (valuation of disputed variations, prolongation, disruption, loss of profits) on major disputes across all sectors of industry including oil and gas shipbuilding, offshore windfarms. process plants, engineering, infrastructure and building projects (aviation, commercial, healthcare, residential, retail). Gary has a deep understanding of contractor claims (both preparation and defence) having held senior commercial roles for large civil engineering and building contractors for the first 15 years of his career. This, combined with his legal training and a further 25 years providing consultancy services in connection with contentious and non-contentious matters, enables Gary to provide reasoned and sound opinion based on personal experience.

Position and experience

Acredited mediator: Yes
Acredited arbitrator: Yes

Employment status:
Present position: Senior Managing Director - JS Held
Previous positions: Partner - Arcadis LLP, Managing Director Expert Services - Driver Group, Senior Consultant - Hornagold & Hills, Consultant - James r Knowles, Senior Surveyor - Sunley Turriff, Contracts Surveyor - Willmott Dixon, Surveyor -0 John F Hunt Demolition, Trainee Surveyor - Costain Construction


  • Adjudicator
  • Expert Witness
  • Mediator


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow of the royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Builders

Panel listings

  • FIDIC Certified Adjudicator
  • President's Panel for Adjudication RICS
  • RICS Accredited Expert Witness
  • Practising Member The Academy Of Experts
  • Panel Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Qualifications, jurisdiction and discipline

  • MSc Construction Law & Arbitration
  • Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Diploma in Surveying
  • CIOB Member Examinations